Hi! Esa, thanks for looking into these problems.
Esa Peuha: > Santiago Vila: > > For the same reason (not being build-essential), it is ok that it's > > not pre-installed in pbuilder chroot, and in fact, usually it's not. > > Huh? How is the second build supposed to be able to set the locale to > fr_CH without the locales package? We install the locales-all package which contains all locales already pre-built, and `Provides: locales`. > No, that is not the problem. If you look at > > https://reproducible.debian.net/rbuild/unstable/amd64/apertium-en-ca_0.9.3~r61232-1.rbuild.log > > you can see that locales is in the Build-Depends list, but pbuilder > doesn't try to install it, so either there is something wrong with > the installed packages database (which would be a bug in our pbuilder > setup) or locales is installed but some of its files are somehow > inaccessible (which would also be a bug in our pbuilder setup). We already had an issue where locales-all was not providing everything that locales would provide. See #788352. I guess the fact that locales-all doesn't ship localedef can be considered as a bug. But the whole point of locales-all is that you don't need to build anything. In the present case, the fact that apertium locale packages ships compiled locale definition files feels like a hack. I wonder if there's a better solution. I also wonder if compiled locale definitions works accross different versions of the glibc or if there's potential upgrade issues hiding here. (I must admit that I am also puzzled at the idea that there's a source package *per locale*, that must be a hell of a burden to update and keep in sync.) So, probably there's a minor bug to fill against locales-all about localedef. A quick work-around for apertium locale packages would be to check if the system already has a compiled locale definition and copy it instead of always using localedef. But I think it would be worthwhile to revisit how apertium locale packages are built and work. -- Lunar .''`. lu...@debian.org : :Ⓐ : # apt-get install anarchism `. `'` `-
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